Welcome to this website about Victor Sloan



Victor Sloan's work is included in 

Art and Architecture of Ireland, Volume V, Twentieth Century, 

Edited by Catherine Marshall and Peter Murray.











Art and Architecture of Ireland, Volume V,Twentieth Century is one of 5 volumes of Art and Architecture of Ireland, published for the Royal Irish Academy and the Paul Mellon Centre by Yale University Press. 

The books are an authoritative and fully illustrated account of the art and architecture of Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the end of the twentieth century. 

The volumes explore all aspects of Irish art and architecture - from high crosses to installation art, from Georgian houses to illuminated manuscripts, from watercolours and sculptures to photographs, oil paintings, video art and tapestries. 

This monumental work provides new insight into every facet of the strength, depth and variety of Ireland's artistic and architectural heritage. An examination of not only the works of art created in twentieth-century Ireland but also the critical contexts from which they came. 



Volume V,Twentieth Century covers the work of recent conceptual artists as well as those who used more traditional media. Definitive biographies of many of the key artists of the age are included, and the volume also addresses the main political and social issues that lay behind twentieth-century Irish art. 

Through its many fine illustrations, it recreates the excitement of the art world of the period.

The complete set includes: Volume I: Medieval c.400-1600, Volume II: Painting 1600-1900, Volume III: Sculpture 1600-2000, Volume IV: Architecture, and Volume V: Twentieth century.

Hardback, 580pp.
517 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-300179-23-1

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Victor Sloan: Borne Sulinowo  

27 November–24 January 2014
The University Gallery, Belfast


© Victor Sloan














The University Art Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Victor Sloan: Borne Sulinowo. This exhibition will present photo works selected from Sloan’s series Borne Sulinowo.

In the summer of 1993 and 1994 Victor Sloan with other Irish artists participated in a series of exhibitions and performances entitled Irish Days at the Baltic Art Gallery in Uska, Poland.

During their stay in Poland, Victor Sloan and the other artists visited Borne Sulinowo. It had been a secret base for the Soviet army, a town with 25,000 inhabitants which was hidden in woodland close to the German border. 

The Red army left the base overnight in the winter of 1992. Since then the town lies deserted. Now only a police station exists as well as a tiny bar with three or four tables. 

Borne Sulinowo is heavily polluted. Wrecks of military vehicles and debris lie everywhere. Victor Sloan, like the other Irish artists who went there, was inspired to make new work.

From Beyond Borne Sulinowo by J├╝rgen Schneider, 1995 

University Art Gallery 
School of Art 
York Street 
Belfast 
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